Barbara Stechenberg

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Relapsing fever

OVERVIEW: What every practitioner needs to know Relapsing Fever is an arthropod-borne spirochetal infection characterized by recurring febrile episodes of a remitting nature. There are two forms: Tick-borne relapsing fever (TBRF), sometimes called endemic, and Louse-borne relapsing fever (LBRF) or epidemic. Both forms are caused by Borrelia species. This chapter will primarily address TBRF (with…

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